brew searchfor a list.
brew search --desc <keyword>to browse packages from the command line.
man brew or check our documentation.
First, please run
brew update and
Second, read the Troubleshooting Checklist.
If you don't read these it will take us far longer to help you with your problem.
We explicitly welcome contributions from people who have never contributed to open-source before: we were all beginners once! We can help build on a partially working pull request with the aim of getting it merged. We are also actively seeking to diversify our contributors and especially welcome contributions from women from all backgrounds and people of colour.
A good starting point for contributing is running
brew audit --strict with some of the packages you use (e.g.
brew audit --strict wget if you use
wget) and then read through the warnings, try to fix them until
brew audit --strict shows no results and submit a pull request. If no formulae you use have warnings you can run
brew audit --strict without arguments to have it run on all packages and pick one.
Please report security issues to our HackerOne.
Homebrew's other current maintainers are Claudia Pellegrino, Chongyu Zhu, Vitor Galvao, Gautham Goli, Steven Peters, William Woodruff, Igor Kapkov, Izaak Beekman, Sean Molenaar, Jan Viljanen, Jason Tedor, Eric Knibbe, Viktor Szakats, Thierry Moisan, Steven Peters, Tom Schoonjans and Issy Long.
Former maintainers with significant contributions include JCount, commitay, Dominyk Tiller, Tim Smith, Baptiste Fontaine, Xu Cheng, Martin Afanasjew, Brett Koonce, Charlie Sharpsteen, Jack Nagel, Adam Vandenberg, Andrew Janke, Alex Dunn, neutric, Tomasz Pajor, Uladzislau Shablinski, Alyssa Ross, ilovezfs and Homebrew's creator: Max Howell.
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Homebrew is a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy.